Travel in Argentina
Travel in Argentina
Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is the second largest country in South America, made up of 23 provinces and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires. It is the eighth-largest country in the world by land area and the largest among Spanish-speaking nations, though Mexico, Colombia and Spain are more populous.
Argentina's continental area is between the Andes mountain range in the west and the Atlantic Ocean in the east. It borders Paraguay and Bolivia to the north, Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast, and Chile to the west and south with the highest peak being Mount Aconcagua in Argentina.
What Currency is Used in Argentina?
The Argentine Peso is the official currency of Argentina. Check out the daily exchange rate here. For more information regarding ATMs and credit cards in Argentina please see our Practicalities Section.
What is the Time difference in Argentina?
Argentina is UTC -3 hours. You can see the current time in Indonesia here. For information regarding internet connectivity and cellular service please see our Practicalities Section.
How Do I Charge My Electronics While in Argentina?
Argentina uses a Type C and I Europlug. The voltage is 220-240. Electricity is widely available throughout Argentina. However, when staying in tents on a mountain, there will be no power, so be sure to bring an alternative method of charging, such as a power pack or solar charger.
Remember that batteries hate the cold. When on the mountain, carry electronics close to your body to preserve battery life. A handy trick is to sleep with your electronics and spare batteries in your sleeping bag so they stay warm and charged.
What Language is Spoken in Argentina?
Spanish the official language of Argentina. However, there are over 40 spoken languages in Argentina, many of them are tribal languages and some are in danger of being extinct. English is spoken by all of the Adventure Alternative guides and staff. However, don’t expect to hear much English on the streets or around town.
Knowing some of the local language is considered polite. You will be treated well for trying, even if you can only say “thank you.” Check out this list of helpful Spanish phrases.
What is the Climate in Argentina?
Argentina spans several lines of latitude. Its large size equates to several different climate zones. In the north the climate is more humid and jungle-esque. The north west region of the country is extremely arid with both warm and cold desert climates. While the region bordering Chile with the Andes experiences temperate, dry weather typical for high-altitude environments. Towards the south, the coastal regions have temperate oceanic climates.
For up-to-date weather information check out snow-forecast.com.